Tidy City on the Girlsday 2011

On the 14th April we took part in the Girlsday 2011 and offered two workshops on mobile gaming and authoring for girls between 13 and 17 years old. The Girlsday is an event that allows girls to have a look at professions that are typically persued by men as it is often the case e.g. in engineering, computer science or handcraft.  The event shall bolster girls with interest in these topics to further investigate them and might ultimately help with the career choice of the girls.
On the Girlsday twelve girls (six per workshop) had the chance to play TidyCity on the Fraunhofer IZB campus in Sankt Augustin. The game mission was generated by our 15-year old school intern Chantal who recently used our authoring tool series to produce her own interesting and challenging mission of the campus area. During great weather conditions the girls played her mission and had fun. They solved many of Chantal’s riddles and were very busy walking around the campus area to find the wanted places. Afterwards they could check out our authoring tools themselves. They scouted out the campus area and took pictures of their own riddles with the Scout Tool. Then, they uploaded the collected data to the TidyCity Web Authoring Tool and created their own little mission.
 

These girls just solved a riddle.

These girls just solved a riddle.

 

Where can this place be? These girls are puzzling about the riddles.

Where can this place be? These girls are puzzling about the riddles.

 

Tidy City is fun :-)

Tidy City is fun :-)

 

Richard Wetzel explains how to create a Tidy City mission.

Richard Wetzel explains how to create a Tidy City mission.

 

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